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11 Apr 14

New Book Decries Medicus ‘Injustice’

Economist-turned-author says interest has been extraordinary in her new book, which says her husband and son were unfairly prosecuted in the notorious Medicus organ-trafficking case.

11 Apr 14

Chinese To Film Remake of Cult Sarajevo Movie

Owing to the popularity in China of the movie 'Walter Defends Sarajevo', set in World War Bosnia, the Chinese have announced they intend to film a new version.

08 Apr 14

Abdurrahman Oner Wins Belgrade 'Short Meter' Festival

The jury of the 61st edition of the festival Short meter decided that the best movie in the competition programme was “Buhar” (Vanished into Blue) by the Turkish director Abdurrahman Oner.

07 Apr 14

Art-Lovers Glimpse City’s Hidden Treasures

An exhibition at the Museum of Yugoslav History has put on show works that have not been seen for years - since the Contemporary Art Museum closed for reconstruction.

12 Mar 14

Play About Sarajevo Assassins Opens in Belgrade

The director of “Mali mi je ovaj grob” ("This Grave is Too Shallow for Me"), which soon premieres in Belgrade, says the play aims to apply some of the lessons of past events at the outset of World War 1 to modern times.

10 Mar 14

Norwegian-Pakistani Movie Triumphs at Belgrade Festival

The main prize at this year’s Belgrade international film festival went to Iram Haq’s ‘I am Yours’, about a Pakistani woman living in Norway who gets caught up in a culture clash.

07 Mar 14

Albania 'Sold Off' Parts of Butrint, Watchdog Says

Documents obtained by Balkan Insight show that Albanian authorities used land in the Butrint archeological park to compensate property seized under the Communist regime.

26 Feb 14

Belgrade Welcomes a World of Movies

FEST, one of the biggest film festivals in the region, will feature Lars Von Trier’s controversial ‘Nymphomaniac’ alongside scores of films from Serbia and the rest of the world.

19 Feb 14

Making Serbia Part of the Picture

Serbia is doing its best to promote its fortresses, vineyards, villages and natural landscape as settings for international movie-makers.

30 Jan 14

Europe’s Most Magnificent Docs on Show

The tenth edition of the Magnificent 7 festival is bringing seven of the continent’s top feature documentary films to Serbia.

18 Jan 14

Kustendorf Festival Kicks Off With Archduke's Death

The seventh six-day Kustendorf Film Festival opens on Saturday with a choreographed performance of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie Chotek. 

09 Jan 14

Debut Novelist in Race for Serbian NIN Prize

The debut novel of Goran Gocic, which blends Eastern and Western cultural themes in a story of travel and love, is winning recognition in literary circles and is in the race for Serbia's top book prize.

18 Dec 13

Art Show on Kosovo Massacre Angers Hardline Serbs

An art installation dealing with Serbian war crimes in Podujevo, Kosovo, is going on show in Belgrade, in a bold move to open up a franker discussion about the Kosovo conflict.

16 Dec 13

Merlinka Puts LGBT Life in Spotlight

The international festival of movies focusing on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues runs from December 16th to 22nd at the Belgrade Youth Centre.

06 Dec 13

Kosovo Honours Much Loved Actor With Stamp

In honour of Bekim Fehmiu, who died in 2010 and whose ashes were scattered in Prizren, the Post and Telecoms of Kosovo have introduced a postage stamp bearing his likeness.

Culture Policy Focus

24 Mar 14

Topola, Serbia’s Royal Heart and Soul

In the midst of the hills south of Belgrade, known as Šumadija lies Topola, the hearth of the modern Serbian state and, some say, ‘its very own Provence’.


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06 Nov 13

This ‘Jesus’ offends those only who robbed us

I don't want greedy clergy and ambitious politicians protecting me from the truth about Serbian’s greedy and very secular society.